Jet mystery could be related to a fire
March 19 , 2014
Six possible theories regarding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight are being investigated but a particularly plausible one suggests that the pilot was a hero, who bravely responded to a fire on board.
Henry Blodget of Business Insider writes that the pilots may have discovered a fire after smoke began to fill the cockpit and the source could possibly have been a tire in the front landing gear. The captain then must have changed course to the closest airport, which in this case was Pulau Langkawi. The aircraft's priority must have been to deal with the fire instead of communicating.
The theory indicates that the pilots may have either become unconscious or died due to the incapacitating smoke.